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Implications for Early Childhood Policy and Practice

Hothousing Young Children: Implications for Early Childhood Policy and Practice Tynette W. Hills TEXT: Recent proposals for educational reform have emphasized academic achievement and preparation for technological change. As a result, many parents and administrators are raising achievement standards for young children. Teachers are being pressured to alter curriculum and instruction, and young children are […]

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School Health Education in a Multicultural Society

School Health Education in a Multicultural Society Barbara Frye Anderson The beliefs and behaviors that surround health are an integral part of cultural expression. Yet, for many school children in America’s multicultural society, the academic concepts presented in the classroom are different from the child’s everyday life experience (Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition, 1986). Rather […]

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Advancing Your Library’s Web-Based Services

Advancing Your Library’s Web-Based Services Sari Feldman, Tracy Strobel Libraries will be utilizing the Web to provide services to an increasingly sophisticated and demanding computer user. The mission of the Cleveland Public Library (CPL) is “to be the best urban library system in the country by providing access to the worldwide information that people and […]

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Developmentally Appropriate Programs

Developmentally Appropriate Programs Marjorie J. Kostelnik The phrase DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE is currently used to describe a great many early childhood education practices. This term is sometimes used to justify such incompatible notions as readiness programs that structure children’s learning within narrowly defined parameters and programs that advocate giving children the gift of time by providing […]

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Teaching Fractions: New Methods, New Resources

Teaching Fractions: New Methods, New Resources Michael Meagher The teaching of fractions continues to hold the attention of mathematics teachers and education researchers worldwide. In what order should various representations be introduced? Should multiple representations be introduced early, or one representation pursued in depth once? Does it matter if fractions are introduced as counting or […]

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What Does the Research Say?)

El recreo en la escuela primaria: Que indica la investigacion? (Recess in Elementary School: What Does the Research Say?) Olga S. Jarrett Pellegrini y Smith (1993) definen el recreo como “un rato de descanso para los ninos, tipicamente fuera del edificio” (p. 51). En comparacion con el resto del dia escolar, el recreo es un […]

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Guidelines for Working with Adult Learners. ERIC Digest No. 154

Guidelines for Working with Adult Learners. ERIC Digest No. 154 Susan Imel “The adults did not have to be there: if the class was disagreeable, they could simply stop coming. In teaching [adults], the customer, not the subject, comes first and is always right, and the customer is the learner.” (Rogers 1989, p. 3) “Adults […]

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El juego de aparentar y el desarrollo de los ninos pequenos (Pretend Play and Young Children’s Development)

El juego de aparentar y el desarrollo de los ninos pequenos (Pretend Play and Young Children’s Development) Doris Bergen Aunque los juegos de aparentar por mucho tiempo han formado parte de los planes de estudio para la infancia temprana, se ha disminuido el entendimiento general sobre la contribucion del juego de alta calidad al desarrollo […]

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An Introduction and Sample Activities

Communicative Language Teaching: An Introduction and Sample Activities Ann Galloway This digest will take a look at the communicative approach to the teaching of foreign languages. It is intended as an introduction to the communicative approach for teachers and teachers-in-training who want to provide opportunities in the classroom for their students to engage in real-life […]

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Theory and Practice in Adult ESL

Multiple Intelligences: Theory and Practice in Adult ESL Mary Ann Christison, Deborah Kennedy The theory of multiple intelligences (MI) broadens the traditional view of intelligence as solely composed of verbal/linguistic and logical/mathematical abilities. MI theory maintains that all humans possess at least eight different intelligences that represent a variety of ways to learn and demonstrate […]